League One roundup: Leyton Orient make history

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade leads the club to their best ever start to a league campaign with 2-1 win over Colchester United.

Leyton Orient have made their best start to a season in the club's 132-year history with a fifth successive League One victory, dispatching Colchester United 2-1.

Two former Colchester hitmen David Mooney and Kevin Lisbie came back to haunt their old club, netting a goal apiece in either half to preserve the team's 100% record in England's third tier.

Peterborough United, who also boasted maximum points going into this afternoon's clash with Crawley Town, were dealt a shock defeat to Richie Barker's men, with Gary Alexander striking in either half to down Posh.

The result means that Darren Ferguson's men have been leapfrogged by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league standings, as Kenny Jackett's side cruised to a 3-1 victory over Port Vale.

Kickoff was preceded by the news of Bakary Sako's omission from the Wolves squad amid interest from Nottingham Forest, but the West Midlands outfit put off-the-pitch matters to one side by producing a superb second-half performance to dispatch the Valiants.

Swindon Town were the league's heaviest scorers this afternoon, as Ryan Mason's second-half hat-trick helped the Robins to a 5-0 thumping of Crewe Alexandra at the County Ground.

Elsewhere in League One, Coventry City, who began the season with a 10-point deduction, spurned the opportunity to kick-start their season by earning a neutral points-tally after being held to a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town.

Tranmere Rovers bounced back from their demoralising 5-0 defeat to Peterborough last week with a 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic, as Ryan Lowe's 90th-minute strike proved sufficient for them to pick up their first victory of the campaign.

Results in full: Brentford 0-0 Carlisle United, Colchester United 1-2 Leyton Orient, Gillingham 1-1 Bristol City, Notts County 0-1 Rotherham United, Oldham Athletic 0-1 Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United 0-2 Crawley Town, Port Vale 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United 0-1 MK Dons, Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Coventry City, Stevenage 1-1 Bradford City, Swindon Town 5-0 Crewe Alexandra, Walsall 0-3 Preston North End.

Leyton Orient's David Mooney in action on November 14, 2012
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